Sunday, 25 April 2010

First post

Hi Everyone,
This is a big step for me to have my own blog. I would like to thank Tammy for her help and encouragement to get this going. Ultimately this blog will be used for my card challenges and in return, maybe I can be a little bit of inspiration to others. I look forward to your feedback and getting to know you more along the way.

My very first challenge is for reaching 300 followers in the PSP group of Michelle Perkett. This challenge was set up by Lynne. As yet I have to learn how to do the linking thing, so you will just have to go to Michelle's blog and have a look under the challenges- sorry bout that! In saying that, you will totally enjoy looking at Michelle's images, I am such BIG fan. Lynne has asked us to make a door hanger and include one of Michelle's images, she has included a tutorial on making the hanger if anyone needs it.
Fortunately I have a hubby who works with wood every day, so I asked him to make me a couple. I also asked him if he would like to try burning one of Michelle's images onto the hanger.Martin is a very talented guy and he makes a lot of gifts etc from wood then burns the artwork and personalises them by pyrography. I think he did a great job and he really enjoyed working with this particular image- it's called 'Butterfly fairy'

My door hanger uses the same image as Martin's and the items used are as follows;
Flower BP from DCWV- the stack 6
Floral embossed glitter vellum from Papermania- Spring floral
Michelle Perkett 'Butterfly Fairy' image
Butterfly ribbon slider from Red Hot Bed
Pink lace
Butterfly punch from Martha Stewart
'So fairy special' greeting from Heartwarming vintage stickers- Fairy enchanting
Gems- clear with aurora borealis coating
The image was coloured using Promarkers

Apologies for not having the photos in the order and in the place I want them, but I still have a lot to learn, so please bear with me and do come back to see what else I've been creating.
Many hugs,
Trish x


  1. Both of these are so beautiful, Trish!!! hubby did an amazing job burning that image. I am just in awe!!! did a fabulous job with this challenge and I look forward to seeing more of your work!! We'll get there sweetie! :)

  2. Wow Trish. These are gorgeous. I love the purple colors and the butterflies on yours and the wood burnt one is sooo great. TFS.

  3. Gorgeous Trish, and Martin is also so very talented. So glad to see you here in blogland, I need a LOT of help to set up my blog, I'm sort of in the process.
    I shall be popping in on you.
    Take care Trish
    Love Elaine xx

  4. Hi Trish! That is beautiful!

  5. Hi Trish & Martin...

    CONGRATULATIONS MARTIN on winning the door hanger challenge. Please email Michelle and let her know which images you'd like so she can send them to you.

    Congrats on your first blog Trish :)

  6. Hi Trish! Congratulations on your new blog! Its awesome!! You are going to love it!! Congratulations to Martin!! What amazing work he did on the door hanger! Yours was gorgeous, too, Trish!! Thank you so much for joining our challenges this week!! Happy Creating!!:)

  7. Hey Trish

    A big thumbs up! well done you - you are both so talented! look forward to keeping upto date with you on your new blog..
    luv n hugz

  8. Hello visitors to Trish's blog. I've been friends with Trish and Martin for 32 years, so have have seen these talents blossom! They are extraordinarily gifted, but far too modest to tell you that they have in the past won best craft stall at Castlewellan -, and Martin has won North Down Craftsman of the Year!! Please buy their crafts for birthdays, anniversaries, leaving presents, any occasion!!! Mel